Six African-American women singing a cappella have been transforming the role of music for social activism since 1973. Sweet Honey in the Rock performs Feb. 10, 8 p.m. at Clowes Memorial Hall, 4602 Sunset Ave.
Vicki Daniel, performance artist and jazz poet, leads a pre-performance discussion at 7:15 p.m. in the Krannert Room of Clowes.
Bernice Johnson Reagon founded Sweet Honey in the Rock at the Washington, D.C., Black Repertory Theater Company as "a path, a way, a discipline and a process of growth and change."
Rooted in African-American legacy and traditions, Sweet Honey captures the complex sounds of blues, spirituals, traditional gospel hymns, rap, reggae, African chants, hip-hop, ancient lullabies and jazz improvisation. They have been lauded for a sound filled with soulful harmonies and intricate rhythms.
The Grammy Award-winning group is also part of Butler University's community outreach to schools and civic centers throughout Indianapolis.
Tickets are $16-$30 at Clowes Hall box office or www.ClowesHall.org, or through Ticketmaster. The concert will be interpreted in American Sign Language. Information: e-mail Clowes@Butler.edu; TDD/TTY service: 317-940-6497; phone: 317-940-9697.